2nd Alumni Reunion organised by School of Management and Commerce
The School of Management and Commerce (SMC) in conjunction with the Alumni office, has successfully organized two Alumni Reunions, the most recent being on Friday 1st December, 2017. The colorful event kicked off at 6:30 pm and brought together over 100 past students from the BCom Class of 2012. It was all pomp and colour as the elegantly turned-out alumni took the opportunity to catch up with old friends and classmates at the re-union. It was quite sentimental and emotional to witness reactions of friends who had not met since leaving campus nearly five years ago.
The key note address was made by Dr. Tom Odhiambo, a former Lecturer at Strathmore University who gave the alumni a fascinating speech on “Small things”. He encouraged the alumni to be mindful of the small things emphasizing that these lay strong foundation for human dignity, as he challenged them to be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
The Director of Advancement and External relations, Mr. Saulo outlined the importance of joining the Strathmore University Alumni network. He assured the alumni gathering of the commitment by the Alumni Relations office towards working with all former students. He explained that the establishment of lifetime relationships with its former students was a key priority for his office. He also updated the alumni that in addition to them receiving regular e-bulletins and an annual magazine from Strathmore, there was more on offer including discounts on professional development courses fees and access to the Library at a subsidized fee. Mr. Saulo urged the alumni to give back to society by providing financial assistance to bright and promising but financially needy cases by establishing a fund named after the 2012 class. In this, all alumni could contribute towards it, and support at least one student in BCom course.
Dr. Wang’ombe, Dean, School of Management and Commerce challenged the alumni to chart the way forward having been influenced by the Strathmore culture. He further encouraged the alumni to give back to the institution either through mentorship or sponsorship. “It is interesting to note that Strathmore brand is measured by who and what the alumni are doing out there,” he added. Reiterating that powerful global schools are built on a strong alumni foundations, he urged those in the gathering to agree on a common purpose for the good of their Alma Mater.
The Alumni were grateful to their pleasant hosts, Dr. Wang’ombe, the Alumni office, and all the staff involved in planning the reunion event. There were plenty of smiles but sadly, the night seemed too short.